Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Lakers Not Expected To Make Move At Deadline?
Luke Walton’s Insistence On Keeping Second Unit Together Is Negatively Affecting Lakers
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Despite a strong start to the season, the Lakers looks like they will miss out on the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year. With the trade deadline quickly approaching, the team could look to make deals to better position themselves in the upcoming draft.

As of now, the Lakers have an outside shot of keeping their own pick, which is only top-3 protected. Despite this, the Lakers are reportedly “not overly interested” in making a trade before the deadline.

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Management isn’t ready to quit on the young core yet, and the Lakers don’t have much else that would be of interest in a trade. The only other pieces they could move would be the duo of Lou Williams and Nick Young. Both have played exceptionally with the former arguably being the Lakers best player on the season.

The Lakers would be smart to make another deal similar to the one they made for Jeremy Lin. The Lakers took on Lin’s contract in order to get a first round pick, which landed them Larry Nance Jr. Whether they have the capability or pieces to land a deal like that remains to be seen.

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Lakers News

Lakers’ Tarik Black aims to be ready when called upon – LA Times

Five takeaways from the Lakers’ New Year’s Day loss to the Raptors – LA Times

Lakers intrigued with Thomas Robinson-Tarik Black pairing – OC Register

Oram: Luke Walton’s patience tested as young Lakers struggle – OC Register

Lakers fade for 15th loss in 17 games – LA Daily News

Lakers Start 2017 With Loss to Raptors – NBC

NBA News

Eight stories that could make 2017 just as big for the NBA as 2016 – Washington Post

NBA player rankings: Who’s had the most MVP-level performances? – ABC

How Bulls’ Hoiberg ended up in the NBA’s hottest seat – ESPN

Year in review: Most memorable NBA moments of 2016 – USA Today

NBA Rumor Roundup: Hawks’ Millsap Available, Rajon Rondo, Donatas Motiejunas – Forbes

Report: Hawks listening to trade offers for Paul Millsap, Kyle Korver – Sports Illustrated

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